Tracing Cold War in Post-Modern Management's Hot Issues

29 Pages Posted: 26 Aug 2006

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S.J. Magala

Erasmus Research Institute of Management (ERIM)

Date Written: July 2003 5,


Tracing Cold War in post-modern managerial science and ideology one encounters hot issues linking contemporary liberal dogmas and romanticized view of organizational leadership to the dismantling of a welfare state disguised as a liberation of an individual employee, empowerment of an individual consumer and a progressive, liberal and global development of a market/parliament mix. The concept of totalitarianism covers fearful symmetries between three modes of paying the bills for western modernization; liberal, communist and the emergent "egalibertarian"(1), while the ideologies of organisationalism and globalization testify to a search for a post-Cold War mission statement. Messiness of re-engineering the enlargement of the European Union testifies to the hidden injuries of Cold War, not all of them caused by a class and class struggle.

Keywords: Managerialist ideology, romanticized view of leadership, paradigm, empowerment, hidden costs of modernization, totalitarianism, liberalism, organizationalism, egaliberty, Cold War

JEL Classification: M, M10, M19

Suggested Citation

Magala, Slawomir J., Tracing Cold War in Post-Modern Management's Hot Issues (July 2003 5,). ERIM Report Series Reference No. ERS-2003-040-ORG. Available at SSRN:

Slawomir J. Magala (Contact Author)

Erasmus Research Institute of Management (ERIM)

P.O. Box 1738
3000 DR Rotterdam

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